They call this a business day: Legislative sessions didn't last long Tuesday: About 45 minutes in the House and 35 minutes in the Senate. Not much was accomplished except burning one of the 40 legislative business days before state legislators can get back to campaigning.
Adoption warning: A Republican and a Democrat made speeches in the House of Representatives to pressure the state Senate to pass a bill making adoptions easier — without a controversial "religious liberty" amendment that doomed the legislation last year. "How can one claim to be a champion of life and kill adoption in Georgia?" asked state Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville. "How can one claim to be a champion of religious liberty and create a false narrative in the debate?" State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, asked senators to approve the adoption measure to help rescue children "from nightmares of neglect." Don't expect the House to approve Senate bills until senators pass the adoption legislation, House Bill 159.